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Yom Kippur War

  • Herzog; Sharm Elsheikh Retains Strategic Value to Israel

    Israel’s-leading military commentator today refuted claims that Sharm el-Sheikh has lost its strategic value to Israel because Egypt blockaded the Straits of Bab el Mandeb at the southern end of the Red Sea during the Yom Kippur War. Gen Haim Herzog, replying to questions at a press conference at the Israeli Consulate; observed that Egypt… More ▸

  • Blockade of Egyptian Third Army Israel’s Trump Card at Geneva Talks by Gil Sedan, JTA Jerusalem Corr

    The Israeli Navy is maintaining a 24-hour sea blockade of the encircled Egyptian Third Army, helping to preserve Israel’s trump card at the Geneva peace conference. The blockade is being conducted with total effectiveness by 40-ton Israeli gun boats of the “Swift” class, nicknamed “Dabur-im” (bumble-bees) by their crews, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today…. More ▸

  • Mapam to Back Government in Geneva

    Mapam leader Yaacov Hazan said last night that the Party would back the government at the Geneva peace conference and predicted that its outcome would be an acceptable compromise. The government will go to Geneva with a maximalist position but will gradually give up ground and stand on a plan very close to Mapam’s peace… More ▸

  • Late News Bulletin

    The House of Representatives today, by an overwhelming vote of 364-52, adopted the $2.2 billion measure to re-supply Israel with weapons lost in the Yom Kippur War. The authorization measure now goes to the Senate where hearings will begin Dec. 13 before the Foreign Relations Committee. Since this sum was requested by the Administration no… More ▸

  • Israel Discloses Nature of Soviet Weapons Captured During the War

    The Soviet Union has become a substantial if unwitting supplier of modern military hardware to Israel. Russian made weapons and equipment–and some made in Czechoslovakia–including hundred of tanks and artillery pieces, millions of rounds of ammunition, anti-tank missiles, amphibious vehicles and bridge-building equipment were captured from Egypt and Syria during the Yom Kippur War and… More ▸

  • Dayan: Israel Prepared to Trade Territory for Peace with Arab Neighbors

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan said here last night that his country was prepared to trade territory for peace with its Arab neighbors. At the forthcoming Geneva conference Israel must demonstrate “political wisdom” and be ready to compromise and “to insist only on what is really essential for us, and only that,” he told 3000… More ▸

  • Revised Casualty List Shows 2412 Israelis Died in Yom Kippur War

    Israel learned today that it suffered higher casualties than previously announced in the Yom Kippur War. Gen. Herzl Shafir, head of the manpower division at General Headquarters, released a revised casualty list showing 2412 dead–558 above the 1854 known dead announced a month ago. The new casualty list includes soldiers originally presumed missing and now… More ▸

  • Zuckerman Says Response to UJA Campaign is Unparalleled

    Paul Zuckerman, general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, reported here that the 1974 UJA campaign, initiated shortly after the start of the Yom Kippur War, had already raised more money than had been raised in any prior complete campaign in UJA history, an achievement he said unparalleled in American philanthropy. Zuckerman made his status… More ▸

  • Congresswoman Says U.S. Policy in Mideast May Harm Israel

    Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D.NY) charged today that the Nixon-Kissinger “shooting from the hip” diplomacy in the Middle East “might have placed Israel in a more vulnerable position than before” the Yom Kippur War. Addressing the 9th biennial convention of the Americans for Progressive Israel-Hashomer Hatz air at the Statler Hilton Hotel, Rep. Holtzman observed that… More ▸

  • Israelis Shoot Down Egyptian Mig-21 High State of Alert on Jordanian Frontier

    Israeli fighter planes shot down an Egyptian MIG-21 over the Gulf of Suez this afternoon in the first air battle since hostilities ended on the Egyptian front Oct. 25. A military spokesman said the battle, which lasted only a few minutes, began at 2 p.m. local time when Egyptian planes tried to intercept Israeli fighters… More ▸